Marisa is a Dorot Fellow at the Alliance for Justice, where she works on federal judicial nominations. Her work largely consists of researching nominees and drafting comprehensive reports on their records. As a fellow, she also advocates for legislation that expands access to justice, works with coalition partners to educate the public about pending judicial nominees, and monitors federal court cases.
Marisa comes to AFJ after graduating from Boston University School of Law. At BU, she was a founding member of First-Generation Professionals, a group dedicated to supporting the needs of first-generation students on campus. She was also a staff member on the American Journal of Law and Medicine, where she published an article about mental health expert availability in death penalty cases. In her 3L year, she worked as a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic, representing indigent clients facing criminal charges in Boston Municipal Court.
A proud native of Buffalo, NY, Marisa earned her B.A. in Political Science at Tulane University. She now resides in Kingman Park with her cat, Larry David. They are both enthusiastic Buffalo Bills fans.